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This could be in the "Other Hobbies" thread but...
My harmonica evening practice time interferes with my movie time so I often put on the subtitles of a movie so I can do some harp practice and watch a flick at the same time. This works best with foreign films and silents but I do it with all kinds of movies. The silent German epic DIE NIBELUNGEN is long enough to learn how to bend and tongue block.
I'm a huge movie fan with an embarrassingly large collection of Blu-ray Discs (several hundred). These are the high definition discs that are much superior to DVDs (especially for big TVs). I informally catalogue my collection by photographing my discs in groups of 15 and putting the images on photobucket. Though I do have a database list, looking at the cover art makes it easier for me to recall my discs. Personally, I don't think I have bad taste...just unusually broad taste. Combined with the fact that I tend not to buy movies that are easily found on TV, this gives me a rather odd collection.
Not a lot of people would be fans of BIRTH OF A NATION and ROLLER BOOGIE. Who owns both CALIGULA and THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET?
I'm really a huge fan of musicals and horror movies . I imported the Japanese release of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and I bought the Italian release of GILDA because I'm and obsessive Rita Hayworth fan. I can sing every song in SOUTH PACIFIC and I have two copies of BYE BYE BIRDIE.
So I just thought I'd throw this topic out there for anybody interested in film and/or home theater.
Kieth..I really like the way John Barry plays the theme from Midnight Cowboy. I listened to Toot's and Mark Karmody and of the three gravitated to John Barry when I learned to play it. John wrote the original score.
I must admit I'm drooling over the design.
A little too pricey for me though...
Yeah, and they don't offer a chromatic version either Kieth,
I don't think this is in the spirit our founder JamesA would like as it is commercial selling.
Therefore I have removed your direct link, & leave it up to readers to seek out your product if interested.
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I like it Doc. Some fun stuff going on there, though I daresay the webcam quality doesn't do your performance justice.
Definitely something you could develop with a full chord progression I reckon.
That one's a keeper!
Hi McGaver, I have been playing the harmonica for over 40 years now, and most of those years were improvising, mostly blues style. In the past 6 or 7 years, I have gotten so into learning melodies, that I have set aside my improv. Your intro brought to mind the fun and value of being on the trail and just blowing riffs. I started a new topic with one of my old riffs that I created on the ferry between Vancouver and Naniamo BC. The topic is called improv if you want to give a listen.
Sounds great Andy.Can I ask what you are using for a mike. My built in computer mike doesn`t do me any favors.
Very cool song! The harmonica harmony is a great addition too.
Nice, Andy! You got that syncopated feel that makes this tune so fun. I think it is tough, like you said, to get tunes to "progress" without rhythmic accompaniment. You might Try tapping your foot. Sometimes, it can really drive the tune along.
I agree, the way this site is set up any video you post goes straight to the wall. Don't think we can change that default.
I'd be more inclined to set up a new topic for a video (or a collection) with the appropriate description and comments. You can always later link those videos to your profile if you want.
Might be a good compromise perhaps.